Site: St Catharines
Service: Ontario Disability Support Program
|Record #: NIA0232||Last Modified: 01 Sep 2020||Last Full Update: 01 Sep 2020|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-263-5413 ; Interactive Voice Response (IVR) 1-800-808-2268|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Located In Community||St Catharines|
|Address & Map||
Garden City Tower
301 St Paul St, Mezzanine Fl
St Catharines, ON L2R 7R4
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|Intersection||St Paul St and Carlisle St|
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||COVID-19: ODSP recipients with exceptional COVID-19-related costs may speak with their case workers about discretionary benefits. Individuals who are not ODSP or Ontario Works recipients in need of financial support can apply for short-term assistance. See website for information and to apply online.
Helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.
The program provides eligible people with disabilities with:
Income Support - helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.
Employment Supports - helps people with disabilities who can and want to work prepare for and find a job.
If a person is receiving ODSP Income support, the individual and their family may be eligible to receive health benefits including prescription drugs, dental care, vision care, medical supplies, transportation to medical appointments.
Extended Health Benefit If someone does not qualify for ODSP income support due to excess income from other sources, they may qualify for the Extended Health Benefit. It may help with the cost of prescription drugs, basic dental care, vision care, medical supplies, transportation to medical appointments, assistive devices including hearing aids.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm|
|Eligibility||Ages: 18 year(s) and up
A person may qualify if:
*the individual lives in Ontario
*is in financial need and meets financial eligibility guidelines
*is found to be a "person with a disability" as defined under Ontario Disability Support Program Act
A person with a disability is someone who has substantial physical or mental impairment that:
*is continuous or recurrent
*is expected to last one year or more
|Application||Call local office to set up a meeting or to apply over the phone.
Applicants apply online for Social Assistance. A screening section can tell potential applicants whether or not they might be eligible before they start the application process. Applicants having technical difficulties with the online application should use the “Help” function or contact Service Ontario at 1-800-267-8097.
|Languages||English ; French|
|Physical Access||Partially Accessible|
|Legal Status||(30) Provincial Government|
|Service Categories||Medical Expense Assistance ~ Dental Problems ; Provincial/Territorial Social Assistance Disability Programs Applications|